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  1. lisahe

    Digestive issues helpppp

    It really can feel overwhelming. But, as @Furballsmom says, if you try something and stick to your plan, knowing it can take time, that can really help. Personally, I'd probably start by trying to get rid of the peas since they're known to cause symptoms like Opie's. But, really, the first step...
  2. lisahe

    Digestive issues helpppp

    You're so right about all the complication of other ingredients in foods, that's why the simplest possible recipes are usually the ones I try to keep first. I mentioned above that we were able to figure out several of our cats' sensitivities by keeping a journal. I keep track of barfs, the times...
  3. lisahe

    Digestive issues helpppp

    There are a lot of ways to approach this: either a change of protein (since chicken is sometimes a problem) or eliminating unnecessary ingredients ingredients. I've always gone first with the simplified ingredients since there are so many vegetable-based ingredients in cat food that cats aren't...
  4. lisahe

    Digestive issues helpppp

    Same here! It takes a long time to figure things out, particularly if a cat has food sensitivities. @Dlled92, what, exactly, are you feeding your cat? I don't ask to be nosy but maybe there are ingredients in something that commonly cause issues? One of our cats, for example, can't eat potato...
  5. lisahe

    Spoilt kibble? (with a picture)

    I agree with what @Gem90 says: if the food is unspoiled, this is just good customer service/PR. What this store says about fat sounds plausible (if a bit odd, in a very interesting way!) to me. And I like that they opened the sample packs. Although we don't feed much dry food now, I've noticed...
  6. lisahe

    Urban King Cat Food

    I'm sorry to hear that even the potato chips and tinned ham aren't working to get Ramona Riddley to eat on her own. I hope that the syringe feeding continues to help and that she doesn't lose weight. Please don't apologize for anything. Everything you write reminds me of what we went through...
  7. lisahe

    Urban King Cat Food

    Our cats really love Alnutrin, though you'd need to add liver so wouldn't be as easy as EZ Complete. When we had a very sick cat, it was raw food (Rad Cat, no longer available) that got her eating best, though there were also certain Weruva foods (like Steak Frites, of all things) that she ate...
  8. lisahe

    Switching to wet. Advice on food and diarrhea?

    Weruva took the carrageenan out of their foods in 2018. You can read about it here.
  9. lisahe

    How can I teach a cat to pick up food with her teeth?

    You can add water to a pate so it's easier for her to lick. We do this for our cats so they get more water. I don't know what wet cat foods are available where you live but remember seeing food in pouches (like these) in a Moscow grocery store some years ago (2012 I think). The recipe for this...
  10. lisahe

    Difference in Analysis between Cat Food Db and Catinfo?

    @Annieca2016, it sounds like you feed your cats a lot like we do. (Except I don't have a spreadsheet like yours! I also couldn't access it but those data on Tiki, ouch!) Like you, I feed our two a tiny nighttime snack... except I feed them when I get up in the night because the autofeeder is...
  11. lisahe

    Difference in Analysis between Cat Food Db and Catinfo?

    Based on the two sites, I'm sure some differences arise because they're using different data for their calculations. (This pretty much echoes what @Maurey says, but here are quotes!) But the big thing is that Dr. Pierson's carb numbers are no longer dry matter, they're percent of calories from...
  12. lisahe

    Chicken allergy

    How is Noctis doing?
  13. lisahe

    phosphorous / bone content in commercial raw

    That really is shockingly high. Some years ago, I bought a package of Oma's Pride frozen raw cat food, which our cats both absolutely loved. I'm glad I wrote to them before I bought more because the bone content was in a similar range.
  14. lisahe

    Cat constipated from Tiki Cat?

    That's right, I forgot about the food with quail egg! That one was never a favorite with our cats (and they recently decided they don't like Tiki now 🤷‍♀️) but it does have that half an egg.
  15. lisahe

    Cat constipated from Tiki Cat?

    I'm glad to hear the vet was helpful and you may have a solution (sorry) to the problem. What @FeebysOwner writes about Tiki and checking ingredients is great advice. If constipation does continue to be a problem, two ingredients that you might look for -- ingredients that help -- are pumpkin...
  16. lisahe

    Oral cat food - tapioca vs tapioca free

    I have to agree with @Heart For Cats here about tooth brushing: our vet highly recommends brushing cats' teeth and it's been very helpful for our cats. One of our cats loves having her teeth brushed because she loves the flavor of her toothpaste. (CET poultry! Our other cat prefers CET seafood.)...
  17. lisahe

    Fancy feast

    This really helps with our two cats! The cat with the food insecurity eats quickly (she'll also scarf and barf, it sounds like she and Casper have a few things in common!) and then goes to munge her sister's leftovers. We feed them separately for most of their meals. It helps tremendously.
  18. lisahe

    Fancy feast

    That's a very good point about the 13-year-old cat. If she hasn't had a senior blood panel already, this would be a good time to have one done. And I so agree with what you say about your Teddy! Our Edwina (also a rescue cat) has this same problem so we have to feed lots of meals. She's been...
  19. lisahe

    Fancy feast

    These are really good questions from FeebysOwner because so many things -- whether related to food or not -- can cause a cat to vomit. I would also add the question: What comes up when they vomit? Is it undigested food? Partially digested food? Or just liquid that looks a little yellowish? I...
  20. lisahe

    No Gums, No Menadione, No tapioca No Carrageenan

    Perhaps I'm misunderstanding your post, @Heart For Cats, but lots of freeze-dried raw foods -- including the Primal, Purpose, and Northwest Natural foods I mentioned -- are complete and balanced. They're a great option for some cats, like ours! (And we add water to it!) There are, of course...
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